Music, concerts and live bands

Lucas Richman conducting the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

BSO feast of music leaves audience satiated, satisfied

By Judy Harrison on May 10, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
Richman has successfully transformed what for more than 100 years was a community orchestra into a professional one.
Aaron Robinson sits at his harpsichord in his Alna home on April 14. The harpsichord has a picture of Leonard Bernstein on it.

Maine composer uses music as ‘our reply to violence’

By Abigail Adams, Lincoln County News on April 30, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
Alna composer Aaron Robinson didn’t have a personal connection to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead and 368 wounded. But the words of a witness who said “I’m numb with sorrow” triggered something in him.

BSO season finale to feature original work by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman

on April 27, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
 Maine-ly Harmony officers, l-r, Cathy Anderson, BJ Pellett, Janet Dunham, Candace Pepin, Betty Every and LouAnn Mossler.

Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus elects officers

on April 19, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.

‘At the Piano, with Friends’ classical music at Dover-Foxcroft church

on April 19, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.

‘At the Piano, with Friends’ concert April 28 in Pittsfield

on April 12, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
Jon Fishman, drummer for Phish, performs on stage at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on July 3, 2013.

Inspired by Bernie Sanders, Phish drummer runs for local office in Lincolnville

By Nick McCrea on April 12, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Jonathan Fishman, the drummer for Phish and side project Touchpants, has decided to have a go at public office.

Classical music concert at Sangerville church

on April 04, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.

Taize service at All Souls Church

on April 04, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
Maine-ly Harmony women's chorus.

Maine-ly Harmony women’s chorus to perform April 7

on March 30, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

on March 24, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.

Hal the Banjo B to offer unique jam and learning session on March 26

on March 24, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Hope Chernesky of Houlton stole the Northern Star finale from the instant her bow unleashed a hair-raising demonstration of just how powerful a 13-year-old girl with determination can sound. Her rendition of Lindsey Stirling

Teen violinist wins Northern Star title

on March 22, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.

James Cotton, hard-blowing harmonica master of the blues, dies at 81

By Matt Schudel, Washington Post on March 19, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
James Cotton, who learned to play the harmonica as a child in the Mississippi Delta and went on to be a major figure in blues music as a sideman to Muddy Waters and as a Grammy Award-winning solo performer, died March 16 at a hospital in Austin. He was 81.
Chuck Berry on stage at Hidden Valley Ranch, in Irvine, California, in a July 2001 file image. Berry died at 90 on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Chuck Berry, wild man of rock who helped define its rebellious spirit, dies at 90

By Terence McArdle, The Washington Post on March 18, 2017, at 10:09 p.m.
Berry hits such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Maybellene” and “Memphis” melded elements of blues, rockabilly and jazz into some of America’s most timeless pop songs of the 20th century.
One of the original members of the music group Sister Sledge',Joni Sledge performs "We Are Family" at the CD launch party for the "We Are Family" CD and DVD All-Star Katrina benefit CD in Los Angeles, Aug. 14, 2006

Joni Sledge, of ‘We Are Family’ group Sister Sledge, dies at 60

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times on March 12, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
Joni Sledge, who belonged to the four-sister disco-era group Sister Sledge, best known for its No. 1 hit “We Are Family,” died Friday at her home in Phoenix, a spokeswoman for the group announced. She was 60.

Calling All Music Lovers

By Cheri Robbins on March 08, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.

BSO delights audience with music of ‘Star Wars’ movies

By Judy Harrison on March 08, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
The orchestra’s annual pop concert featured the music that John Williams has written for seven films in the Star Wars saga.

Penobscot Coffee House music buffet on March 17

on March 07, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.

Tommy Page, singer and music executive, dies at 46

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on March 05, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
Tommy Page, the pop star-turned-music executive known for the song “I’ll Be Your Everything,” has died. He was 46.